Anthony, TX, is fondly referred to as the gateway to Texas. This quaint and relaxed town is only 22-miles from downtown El Paso and provides visitors with many different options to choose from when planning a trip. Part of the Rio Grande Valley, Anthony is bordered by the Rio Grande River and by the Franklin Mountain State Park. Not only is the scenery second to none, but the bevy of outdoor adventure activities is impressive. Hiking, biking, camping and relaxing should all be on your to do list. For a family-friendly adventure, head to Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld and try your hand at the thrill slides.